July Democratic Debates – Night One  | The Daily Show

July Democratic Debates – Night One | The Daily Show


This was a truly important night
for America. A night where
the nation tuned in to watch one man emerge from
a giant field of candidates and achieve
a hard-fought victory. That’s right. Tonight was
The Bachelorette finale. (laughter) You did the right thing, Hannah.
Jed was no good for you. Uh, tonight was…
Oh, yeah, tonight was also
an important night because we just
finished watching the second Democratic presidential debate. Now this debate was held
in Detroit, Michigan, which is significant
for a couple of reasons. First– because Michigan is
a major swing state. Secondly,
because the Fox Theatre is where the debate was held. It’s one of the most pivotal…
pivotal moments in presidential
campaign history. WOMAN: It’s all happening here
in Downtown Detroit at the the Fox Theatre,
the same debate venue where Donald Trump talked
about the size of his hands. He referred to my hands. If they’re small,
something else must be small. I guarantee you,
there’s no problem. I guarantee. -(laughter, groaning)
-Oh, that was so embarrassing. Whatever happened to that guy? Now, just like the last time, this was the first
of two nights of debates with ten candidates each night,
so the format is the same. But there is one
major difference. Montana Governor Steve Bullock– he took the spot
of Congressman Eric Swalwell, who tragically got caught in a
trap set by candidate poachers. And you may be wondering
how they decided which candidates would debate
on which night. Well, it was all up to CNN,
which means the process was about
as ridiculous as possible. Breaking this pile into thirds, putting this
in the debate night box here, where I will give it a stir. And we will get going to see… when these candidates
will be debating. First out of ten names here… is Bill de Blasio,
mayor of New York. He ran…
He was the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s successful
bid for the Senate in 2000. He’ll take the stage on the
second night, Wednesday July 31. Okay, what?
What is going on? I feel like
I’m watching bloopers from the courtroom scene
in Chernobyl. That’s what this feels like. It’s like,
“And when we mix Bill de Blasio “with Marianne Williamson,
it creates a chain reaction which could destroy
an entire city!” Like, I don’t know why
CNN couldn’t just tell us which candidates would go
on which night. Like, if they were gonna do
this dramatic process, they should have had more fun
with it, you know? Like, if I was in charge, right,
I would have… I would have done…
I’ve also got a box. Yeah. Yeah, I would have
just been like, “Okay, “well, let’s see over here. “We’ve got, uh, Bernie Sanders “is gonna be, uh,
debating, uh… “without pants! “There you go! There you go! That’s what the debate’s
gonna be!” Have more fun! Now, CNN’s selection and their
show may have been weird, but even more weird is the fact that every Democratic debate now comes with commentary
from O.J. Simpson. Yes, that O.J.
You know O.J. The guy who used to star
in those Hertz commercials? Yes? Allegedly? And just like he did
with the debates in June, O.J. was on Twitter today sharing his thoughts
on the primary race. As far as the debates
are concerned, I saw where one of the people
actually put out a plan, something for them to, uh, uh,
debate the merits of tonight. Now, they all should do that. It’s easy to say, “Oh,
we should fix global warming. “Oh, we should have
an affordable health care plan. We should have a chicken
in every pot.” All of that sounds good. The question is:
how are you going to do it? Oh, I hear
what O.J. is saying. He’s saying these Democrats
can’t just show up to the debate without a plan. They’ve got
to premeditate this thing. (laughter, groaning, clamoring) But enough…
enough with the preamble. Let’s get to tonight’s debate
and its preamble, because instead of jumping
straight into the debate, CNN started with a long
fight-night promo, right? And then, an endless stream
of all the Democratic candidates shaking hands with each other,
which took forever. Because there are, like,
50 people on the stage. And secondly, because
Marianne Williamson insisted on giving everyone
a palm reading. She was like, uh,
“Spoiler alert. You’re not gonna win,
Hickenlooper!” (laughter) But when the debate part of
the debate finally kicked off, it began with a number one issue
for most Democratic voters, and Americans at large–
health care. We can create a universal
health care system to give everyone basic health care
for free, and I have a proposal to do it. But we don’t have to go around
and be the party of subtraction and telling half the country
who has private health insurance that their health insurance
is illegal. We have tried this experiment
with the insurance companies. And what they’ve done is, they’ve sucked billions
of dollars out of our health care system. When we’re talking
about health care, we need to talk about more
than just the health care plan. We need to realize
we have a sickness care rather than
a health care system. Medicare for All
is comprehensive. It covers all health care needs
for senior citizens. It will finally include
dental care, hearing aids and eyeglasses. Okay, why…
why does Bernie sound like he’s pitching health care
only for himself? (laughter) “We will… we will cover
hearing aids, eyeglasses “and insurance
if you slip in the shower. “Uh, especially
in my downstairs shower “where it got that weird part
of mildew that gets slippery. The point is it’s for everyone!” (laughter) So, fundamentally, all the
Democrats on tonight’s stage, they, look, they agreed
on the basic idea of universal health care. What they disagreed on
was how exactly to do it. On Bernie’s end,
he was talking about one government-run
insurance system for everyone. On Delaney’s end
of the spectrum, it was a government plan and the option to also have
private health insurance But basically, it was different
flavors of the same thing. You know, it’s like on a night
where you and your friends agree that you’re gonna party
all night long, and then one of you
drinks Red Bull and the other one does cocaine–
it’s different levels. Different levels. But when it came to immigration, when it came to immigration,
tonight’s debaters were a lot less clear. When I’m president,
illegally crossing the border will still be illegal. We need to expand
legal immigration. We need to create
a path for citizenship, not just for dreamers. We got a hundred thousand people showing up at the border
right now. If we decriminalize entry, if we give health care
to everyone, we’ll have multiples of that. Make sure whatever law we have
doesn’t allow children to be snatched from their
parents and put in cages. How hard can that be?
We’ve got, I don’t know, on the two debate nights,
we’ve got 107 years of Washington experience–
somehow it seems like that should be fairly fixable. Why-why is Hickenlooper asking
the other candidates to give him the answers? He’s like, “Guys,
you guys have experience. What do you… what do you
think we should do here?” This is a presidential debate,
my friend, not an Escape the Room. He’s like, “Guys, if we put
our minds together…” Shut up!
That’s not how this works. If Hickenlooper’s elected,
he’ll be like, “I promise that
I will go on Yahoo! Answers to see if anyone knows
how to fix this thing.” Come on, Hickenlooper,
American politics isn’t about people coming together
to solve problems. It’s about one person making huge promises
they can’t get done. Although, in Hickenlooper’s
defense, maybe he was confused. Because the whole debate surrounding immigration tonight
was confusing. All right? At one point, it seemed like
the Democrats were saying illegal immigration
would still be illegal if they were in the White House. But then it sort of morphed,
and then at some point it seemed like it
wouldn’t be a crime to sneak across the border
into the U.S. It was a mess. And it’s
a mess that Donald Trump has successfully started
to create. ‘Cause you realize, he
started painting the Democrats as a party of open borders,
and now they’re struggling to convey their compassion
for asylum seekers without sounding like they want
to give visas to ISIS. And in the Democrats’ defense, anytime one of them tried
to make a nuanced argument, the moderator stepped in to tell
them that they were out of time. Those who are
insufficiently insured -Congressman.
-are enrolled in Medicare… -Just the 15 seconds.
-and those who have -Who is offering…
-employer-sponsored insurance -who’s offering…
-Jake, this is important. The health care industry
will be advertising tonight -on this program…
-Thank you, Senator. …big ideas
that we can get done. -Thank you, Congressman.
-The stakes are… -They will see a 40% reduction
-Thank you, Congressman. -Thank you, Congressman.
-in their health… -They want to deny…
-Thank you, Senator. If we could all
just stick to the rules of the time,
that would great. Yeah! You tell them, Jake.
Stick to the rules of the time. CNN doesn’t have time
for these candidates and all these people
debating on how they’re gonna lower the price
of prescription drugs. We’ve got to make an ad
for prescription drugs. -It’s coming up next. Come on.
-(laughter, groans) Voters are watching
the debate like, “I don’t know
who I’m voting for, “but I’m gonna ask my doctor
about Lipitor. -I got to talk to him.”
-(laughter) I’m gonna be honest,
this is, like, one of the major things
of the night for me. All right? According to CNN’s rules,
candidates would get as little as 15 seconds
to respond to a policy question. Which is great for snappy TV, but it’s horrible
for policy debate. You know?
It’s also a good thing that CNN doesn’t run
a restaurant. That would be horrible.
Just be, like, looking up at the waiter, who’s
Jake Tapper, you’ll be like, “I’ll order the pasta,
but I’m allergic to…” “Time’s up.
Thank you very much. That’s…” “No, but I’ll die if I…”
“I said thank you!” (laughter) Oh, and, uh, CNN didn’t have
time to let people elaborate on their response, but they
had time to start some beefs. You support Medicare for all. Congressman Delaney just
referred to it as “bad policy,” and previously, he has called
the idea “political suicide” that will just get
President Trump reelected. What do you say
to Congressman Delaney? In the last debate,
she said that politicians who are not supporting
Medicare for all simply lack the will
to fight for it. You do not support
Medicare for all. Is Senator Warren correct? Do you just not lack
the will to fight? Who on this stage is making
promises just to get elected? Ms. Williamson, how do you
respond to the criticism from Senator Warren that
you’re not willing to fight -for Medicare for all.
-(chuckles) I-I don’t know if Senator Warren
said that about me specifically. Wow. CNN, you catty bitch. (laughter) Half of those questions
might as well have been, pick three people on the stage,
F, Marry, Kill. Go, go. Like, I felt like at any moment
they were about to go like, “Oh, by the way, Elizabeth,
did you notice that Klobuchar “totally stole your look?
Just saying. -(laughter, applause)
-Just saying.” A-And look, don’t get me…
I’m not saying CNN wanted fights just to gin up the ratings. I’m just saying
it was a little suspicious when they even lowered
that cage over the stage. (laughter) And I don’t know if it was CNN or if it was the format
of the night, but Bernie Sanders
in particular, he seemed ready to throw down. Jake, your question is
a Republican talking point. What do you say
to Congressman Delaney? You’re wrong. (audience cheering) I’ve done the math.
It doesn’t add up. Maybe you did that and made
money off of health care, but our job is to run
a nonprofit health care system. If we’re gonna force Americans
to make these radical changes, they’re not gonna go along…
Throw your hands up, but… -All right.
-you haven’t… -You don’t know that, Bernie.
-Second of all… I do know it.
I wrote the damn bill. (audience cheering) Damn! Bernie was not
messing around tonight, huh? Yeah, I thought he was gonna
send someone to the hospital and then pay their entire bill. -(laughter)
-He was, uh… Whoo! The total opposite
of Bernie tonight, though, was Marianne Williamson. Yeah, she came in
with her trademark tranquility and peaceful vibes… and when it came
to issues of race, she got the crowd on her side. We have communities,
particularly communities of color and disadvantaged
communities, all over this country who are suffering from
environmental injustice. I assure you I lived
in Grosse Pointe. What happened in Flint would not
have happened in Grosse Pointe. This is part of the dark
underbelly of American society. The racism, the bigotry… And if the Democrats
don’t start saying it then why would those people feel
that they’re there for us? And if those people don’t
feel it, they won’t vote for us. And Donald Trump will win. Wow, Marianne Williamson, huh? That was a powerful moment
in the debate. I didn’t know it was possible
for a white woman to get that much attention
from black people without calling the cops. That was amazing. She was fire,
did you see that? It was an amazing night,
and for many people she was the winner
of the debate. She came out, she said
what she wanted to say. She didn’t waste her time. And all in all, like,
I don’t-I don’t think this was the most
earth-shattering debate. The timing of the questions
felt inconsistent, the candidates’ responses
weren’t crystal clear, and we didn’t really learn
anything new. One of the only exceptions
tonight was Elizabeth Warren. Right? She was connecting
with the audience. She seemed to be crystal clear
every time, and she never seemed
off her game. So I think Democrats win
when we run on real solutions, not impossible promises, when we run on things
that are workable, not fairy-tale economics. You know, I don’t understand why
anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president
of the United States just to talk about
what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for. I don’t get it. (cheers and applause) Mm. -Mm.
-(applause) Oh, Warren got Delaney there. And she’s got a good point. Running for president is about
shooting for the moon, right. When Trump ran for president, he didn’t run
with incremental ideas. He was like,
“Build a wall! Another country
will pay for it!” Yeah. Obama was, like,
“We can.” He wasn’t like, “Uh, we’ll, uh,
we’ll see. We’ll try. Uh… We can.” But some of these candidates
tonight are like, “Let’s make America
8.5 percent better than it was yesterday.” And that really was the biggest
split in the debate tonight, was Democrats who wanted
major systemic change, and those who wanted to fiddle
in the margins. And I’ll be honest. There’s only one side
that’s gonna win this. And it’s gonna be–
Sorry, what’s that? Jake Tapper says
I’ve run out of time? All right.

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100 thoughts on “July Democratic Debates – Night One | The Daily Show”

  • OhhSnapItsBilly says:

    All of these 20 Democratic candidates are bad for America. All of them are horrible choices for this Country.

  • The insurance companies are not the only ones. The Hospitals are also complicit. Charging eight hundred dollars for a bag of water. Obama care does not work because the Hospitals and Clinics are not doing their jobs. They make you come back four to five times before they actually do anything about your problem. That in turn sucks all of the money designated to each person out, leaving nothing left and then the people have to pay out of pocket after that.

  • The Trumps and Clintons played all of you. They have been friends for over forty years. they have donated to each other's charities, gone to each other's children's Weddings ETC. They have been planning this for years. They cheated Bernie out of the race, and just enslaved the American people.

  • Casey Ray Harris. Esquire says:

    How is Medicare the number one problem? The fight against Climate change is being halted by big businesses, causing further damage to make the extremely wealthy a little more wealthy. Damage they won't be affected by because their probably about to die anyway. And their dancing monkeys are representing the ones funding the campaign so they can keep their job. If we had a fund built into the budget to give candidates a platform to get their names out there and eliminate the ability to buy votes

  • Olivia McDaniel says:

    He's so well-spoken. I have thoughts like this, but when I try to put them to words it comes out garbled. I love Trevor Noah.

  • Matthew Q Martin says:

    It is soooooo friggin funny how Democrats at some point all use the same threat against each other… candidate A tells the audience "you follow candidate B THEN Trump will get you…. the big boogie man Trump". They don't have the balls to say "your policies would suck and here's why" when debating each other. It is like high school peer pressure in steroids!

  • Steven Wilburn says:

    All I saw was a bunch of corrupt politicians catering to the illegals.not one thing was said about helping the American people who live here.now do you see why they want open borders.democraps are evil corrupt unAmerican morons.

  • You should check out Andrew yang he had many great talking points but wasn’t mentioned once in this video
    He has a great interview on the joe rogen podcast if you’re interested in learning more about him & his political points

  • My private "employer provided" healthcare SUCKS! Almost $700 a month to cover the whole family (spouse & 2 kids), then we have a $1,500 deductible AND copays for every freaking thing except preventative care. These insurance companies are getting rich off the backs regular Americans just trying to care for our families. God forbid any of get actually get sick or injured…

  • Why does this kid speak so weird? He is funny and all and I know the show is cocked to the left. He just sounds kinda weird.

  • Why not make debates on major topics? CNN makes a poll, people say healthcare immigration and gun violence, and make major debates on each topic, all can speak on their policy for 15 minutes at least

  • lazyidiotofthemonth says:

    Biden keeps claiming it would cost 30 Trillion over ten years. that would mean every single person would need $92,000 dollars in medical care over ten years, or $9,200 every single year. Americans currently pay an average of $14,000 dollars a year(they are subsidized, but since both plans cost the government money it counts). Because of subsidies, people pay closer to 500 a month, or $6,000 a year. So according to Biden it would only actually cost $1,200 dollars more per person to the government, which using math, adds only just shy of 4 Trillion dollars in added cost over ten years, while eliminating the need for health Insurance(or need to pay for it) saves the 19.5 Trillion in health care payments by americans, so in reality it would save $15,000,000,000,000 in care costs.

  • So I’m super late!
    But I have to say this. Why is it so damn hard to have universal health care when we, ALL WORKING, American citizens ALREADY PAY for Medicaid and Medicare???

    I stopped getting health insurance when I was 18/19yrs.
    I got pregnant at 23. I tried to get health insurance thru Market place. They wanted me to pay $400+ a month. When I went to my first prenatal check up, my doctor made me sign up for Medicaid. I was so happy when I was approved! I was a student in my last year of college and I had a full time job.

    2 & 1/2 years after my kid was born, I was cut off of Medicaid. I make decent money and I get a pretty decent child support settlement, but I can’t afford both rent, tuition (for my kid), necessary bills (+groceries), student loans, AND health insurance.

    Over $400/per month comes out of my check for taxes!! Why can’t I and ALL of America get universal health insurance??

  • We get it y'all, we need more government spending! The funniest about the shitshow fighting is that Trump is going to be president. But keep it up! great content!

  • All you talk show hosts keep thinking you are funnier than these Dem clowns attacking each other..nope..let them go at it and just show the highlights ..minus corny commentary and canned laughter.

  • God damnit man if Elizabeth warren gets the nomination trump will absolutely be back in office. We have to stop all this “everyone gets free ice cream when I’m president” stuff. We seriously need a moderate candidate that will appeal to the middle of the road voters.

  • Sergio Lorenzana says:

    When Trevor is concerned he does the Tucker look💀😂 I'm scared that I even know it by that, To much TV for me😔🙄

  • Lol I wish u knew this much about politics in my own country.. either way, knowing won't change shit over here 🇿🇦 even trevor left us.

  • OMG! From where on God's earth did the lefties manage to lure these stooges for pres candidates?: Did you know that Barney the purple dinosaur has a brother? His name is Bernie Sanders the pink socialist nearly extinct dinosaur…. With one foot in the grave, and another on a banana peel….

  • JohnnyNosebleed says:

    Anyone else find it disappointing that Trevor claimed that all the democratic candidates supported some form of "universal healthcare," when only two candidates actually had plans for an exclusively non-privatized version of it? Letting private insurance companies continue to throw money away through lobbying and complicate the billing process only serves to maintain the problematic and greedy practices that make insurance such a nightmare.
    I like Trevor, but it seems like a pretty dangerous thing to talk about inaccurately. Same goes for climate change; only three candidates have plans that have any potential at staving off the impending disasters that are looming on the horizon.

  • Bernie is absolutely fired up to win this time. Actually, the progressives absolutely shredded the competition. Leggo Bernie, Warren VP?

  • There's a reason why you don't allow 20 candidates on to a debate stage over two nights. We know there are really about five legitimate candidates at this point.

  • No1More1Mr1Nice1Guy1 says:

    instead of bernie 'i wrote the bill' sanders, it should be: bernie 'i wrote the bill, but couldn't get it passed' sanders…. ineffectual, impotent and a blowhard. if two women can bully him off his own stage, how the hell is he going to run a country??

  • 300 billion $ for American Jews from Poland as WWII reparations ???? Mr. Trump – right direction is Berlin, Germany!!! Please, watch this short video: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpgkZA5qmu0​

  • Oj needs to be forgotten and not mentioned. he has been riding the wave of killing two white people for way too long -charlamagne tha god

  • lerinnenatalia says:

    No matter how sincere they are, no matter how hard they try, human promises are doomed to fail. Power is like a drug that always ruins a persons good intentions. We do not have the ability to successfully govern over each other, bringing peace or security. As i watch this world scene deteriorate and crumble, i pray Gods kingdom come on earth as it did in heaven, and we finally get to experience life under a ruler who knows how to provide for everyone, leaving noone behind. (Daniel 2:44; Psalm 37:10,11; Revelation 21:3,4)

  • bernie seems to be the only who got his ides thought out and is rightfully passionate about them, america pls make this man the president.

  • CNN out really trying to get those reality TV rating moments by pitting them against each other, this isnt a damn Real House Wives reunion hosted by Andy Cohen, they should all just agree that regardless of the question their answers will be about policy, clear cut info on their platform. Not trying to twitter dunk on each other.

  • Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS): Origins explained

    First a context of the strategic political environment must be explained. The Obama Era was ushered in with the insidious help of modern mainstream media. Obama lied for years about his moral stances to gain the popular vote. “As pointed out in the book by Obama’s former Chief of Staff, When President Obama said during the 2008 campaign that he did not support marriage for same-sex couples, he only did so because it was politically expedient, David Axelrod writes in his new book, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics” (Washinton Post) Lying is considered standard operating procedure (SOP) for the Democratic National Convention (DNC). They used similar tactics in deception against Sanders to ensure Hillery’s nomination. 

    Trump took note of these tactics. He also realized saying nothing (Romney’s Approach) gave advantage to the Left, which excuses itself from any “so-called” moral implications of their acts, especially if the desired end result is to their liking. Trump’s tactics was to do exactly the opposite of was the Left was used to from the right (which was Political Correctness). Instead he did what was politically incorrect, and also used their own “victimhood” tactics to his own advantage. He would not attack anyone unless they attacked him. He would also make friends with his enemies. His strategy annihilated advantages the Left always had in the mass media. This, of course, infuriated the media which openly promised to destroy Trump at any opportunity. It is customary that Americans come together after an election…not so with Trump.

    Why so much anger with Trump? Is it really because of his life style and communications? It is not. Many of our past presidents are guilty of moral shortcomings. Is it because he is not a woman? No…most Americans have no problem with a woman president. Most would like to see it…regardless of race. Is it because of his insults?…in part, maybe. But that is not the primary reason…which the Left does not want others to know. They are angry with Trump because he stopped America’s sliding into socialism dead in its tracks. Hope for free education, free monthly money, automatic security, forgiven debts, open borders…all lost. This is the real source of bitterness. Accountability, Christian morality, capitalism, the work ethic, are things hated by many from the Left. I speak in generalities, of course. Pointing out his personality is a pretext for the media in getting rid of his capitalist agenda of preserving the U.S. Constitution and the power of our military to uphold it, in the face of world popular opinion. 

    The younger generations are naive and idealistic. Many could not imagine the politics of the Left could be so corrupt, given their agenda pretends to focus on the welfare of the disadvantaged. They can not imagine that the real reason behind this agenda was to maintain power and control for themselves. Studies show, for example, that the ulterior motivations for public and private service are the same. Narcissistic personalities equally seek power on both sides of the political divide. I am a conservative independent. I did not vote for Trump per se, but for his agenda. If Hillary’s agenda had been Trump’s, and Trump’s…Hillary’s…I would have held my nose and voted for Hillary. Some Democrats are angry at the Republicans for putting Trump in office…however, the real force that tipped the balance in the elections were Independents who saw the dangers growing in the Democratic Party towards the Left.

    This is the genesis of the Trump Derangement Syndrome. It has little to do with Trump per se. The mass media will start doing the same with Pence, if they perceive him as a threat to the worldwide socialist agenda. They have already started in on him…comparing him to Heinrich Himmler of the Third Reich. The Left will not considered the evil of their means to an end. They will seek to lie as much as possible to convince others that black is white, evil is good. Their tactic is to lie often enough, and people will eventually adopt it as the truth. I believe Americans are smarter than this. When Trump suggested the congresswomen go back to their countries, it shows his lack of tack and ignorance, but he was still using his political incorrectness tactic to bring attention to them. The danger is not in that they are women or of a different race, but that they represent a politics that threatens our Constitution and its freedoms.

  • The moderators need to be removed and replaced by more professional people. The debate needs to be handled differently where people have more time to talk.

  • Ha! you can't show any part of michigan for two seconds without catching a traffic cone! ohh man we're perpetually under construction

  • Andrei Shmulevich says:

    Trevor I disagree! I think hickenlooper should go to yahoo answers, not literally of course but his motive to talk to the people instead of doing it alone makes sense. Together we can help make America better not just on the reliance of the most bold.

  • Bernie wants to abolish private insurance and replace it with medicare. Delaney does not. That is NOT 'pretty much the same thing' Noah.

  • And your DemocRats bit each other like Bulldogs. Thats what DemocRats like to do.
    They just want to fight . But all of them are going to be losers. 🤪🤯😳😝🧐😴‼️

  • What Democrats want for your Children
    A group of high-school students in Southern California gave a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi song during an awards ceremony last year, according to video reviewed by The Daily Beast.
    The video shows about 10 members of the boys’ water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, throwing the salute once used to greet Adolf Hitler while singing a Nazi marching song played for German troops during World War II. It’s the second such incident in the region in a year.

  • Забугорный Иммигрант says:

    If providing free health care, freeeducation and living wages is labeled as communism or socialism, in this case, there should be actual capitalism in place for corporations:

    1. Corporate income tax has to be based on profit instead of net income (this is how ordinary people pay tax – from gross income, not from net income after all expenses. If I was able to substruct rent, car payment, grocery, gas expenses, electric bill, cellphone and internet bills, student loan payments(not just interest), I would also pay $0 income tax like Amazon does, moreover, I would carry over losses every year!);
    2. No tax credits or tax incentives for corporations (this is how ordinary people live – nobody gets tax credits for moving to another city or state because one found job there, we can't even write off moving expenses anymore. Nobody gets stipend for getting education or new skills, we pay for education and even interest on it in addition to everyday expenses while corporations get money for research and development which they would do anyway in the course of business).
    3. No bail outs for banks and Wall street (this is how regular people live – bankruptcy does not relief your student loan debt and still ruining one's life while Wall Street can just bail out and continue business as usual).
    4. No more military contracts from tax payers money (this is how regular people live – nobody just gives away jobs to small business owners. Can someone imagine government helping local corner store?).

    Lets have capitalism together! Not just capitalism for people, socialism for corporations.

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